Roger Federer (born 8 August 1981) is a Swiss professional tennis player who held the ATP number one position for a record 237 consecutive weeks. As of 9 January 2011, he is ranked World No. 2 by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). Federer has won a male record 16 Grand Slam singles titles, holding at least 1 Grand Slam title every single week from Wimbledon 2003 until the Australian Open in 2011. He is one of seven male players to capture the career Grand Slam and one of three (with Andre Agassi and Rafael Nadal) to do so on three different surfaces (clay, grass and hard courts). Many sports analysts, tennis critics, former and current players consider Federer to be the greatest tennis player of all time. So question is now that Federer is really greatest player of all time. in my opinion he is. When you look behind whatever he achieved in his career and how dominant that he was. He is still 29 years of age and i think he is going to win another 3 or 4 grand slams because of his unmatchable talent and dedication for the sport. Whatever he did for the tennis no one can ever do. So just pray for his health and you will see another federer again.
Match winning streaks:
From 2003-08, Federer won an all-time record 65 consecutive matches on grass courts before losing to Rafael Nadal in the 2008 Wimbledon final. He was extended to five sets only twice during this streak and lost a total of 16 sets (170-16).From 2005-06, Federer won a record 56 consecutive matches on hard courts before losing to Nadal in the 2006 Dubai final. Federer also holds the second longest streak on hard courts of 36 consecutive wins (2006–07). Over a period of 25 months (February 2005 - February 2007), Federer went 111-2 (98.2 %) on hard courts.Federer won a record 26 consecutive matches against top ten ranked opponents. The streak lasted for 16 months (October 2003 - January 2005), when he lost to Safin in a semifinal of the Australian Open. Federer also holds the second longest winning streak against top ten opponents of 17 (2006–07).Federer won an all-time record 41 consecutive matches against American players before losing to Mardy Fish in a semifinal of the2008 Pacific Life Open in Indian Wells, California. This streak began against James Blake at the 2003 US Open lasted for 55 months.Federer holds the record for most consecutive singles wins in North America, winning 55 straight matches before losing to Andy Murray in August 2006. (This loss also stopped Federer's streak of 17 consecutive finals reached, just one shy of Ivan Lendl's record 18 consecutive finals in 1981 and 1982.)Federer is the only player in the open era to hold six winning streaks of twenty matches or more. Federer's first streak was 23 matches in mid-2004. The second streak was 26 matches spanning the latter half of 2004 and early 2005. The third streak was 25 matches in early 2005. The fourth streak was 35 matches at the end of 2005. The fifth (and longest) streak started at the 2006 US Open and ended after 41 victories on March 11, 2007, which included tournament victories at the US Open, Tokyo, ATP Masters Series in Madrid, Davidoff Swiss Indoors in Basel, Tennis Masters Cup in Shanghai, the Australian Open in Melbourne, and the Dubai Duty Free Men's Open. Federer's sixth streak was 21 matches and included titles in Madrid, Roland Garros and Wimbledon.
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